Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsxv
Preface The Project of an Existential Theory of Personhoodxvii
Part I: The Idea of Willing as Projective Motivation
1Introduction3
1.The Heroic Will3
2.The Existential Theory of Striving Will as Projective Motivation8
3.An Outline of the Main Argument10
3.1.The Defense of Thesis One by Articulation of the Existential Conception of Willing12
3.2.The Negative Defense of Thesis Two by the Critique of Psychological Eudaimonism14
3.3.The Positive Defense of Thesis Two: Case Studies in Projective Motivation16
4.The Limits of This Analysis20
4.1.Autonomy and Motivation Theory21
4.2.Action Theory and Psychology21
4.3.Emotion and Volition22
4.4.Value Theory23
4.5.The Historical Examples23
5.A Reader’s Guide: Ways through the Text24
2The Heroic Will in Eastern and Western Perspectives28
1.The Paradigmatically “Eastern” Attitude toward Will and Willfulness29

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